Young adults group raises $20,000 for Jamaican children

A group of young adults from the Diocese of Charleston have made a big difference in the lives of some special children in Kingston, Jamaica. They raised over $20,000 to donate to Mustard Seed Communities, a Catholic non-profit organization that cares for mentally and physically disabled children as well as children with HIV/AIDS and teen mothers. Sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adults the group of 21 students wrote letters to family and friends, set up online pages where donations could be made by credit card, requested assistance from local businesses and Knights of Columbus councils, sold handmade crafts, and organized a silent auction. In addition to raising funds, the young adult missionaries also collected over 700 pounds of clothes and medical supplies that they transported to Kingston in their luggage during a trip they took from July 14-21. Each person brought a backpack with their personal belongings and one carry-on bag full of supplies including flip-flops, medical items, vitamins and food. Read more about the trip here. T